Recently, Ron Jackson, on behalf of the Haines Borough Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee, posted planning maps in the Haines Borough Public Library along with comment sheets for the public to provide input on proposed trails, parks, green space, public access, areas proposed for future development of various types, including utilities, for the upcoming comprehensive plan update process. Jackson made a concerted effort to encourage all people in Haines to review these maps and to comment. The public input will be incorporated into parks and recreation recommendations into the comprehensive plan.
We the People group of Haines wishes to thank Jackson for his effort as a public official in seeking the input of the people in our community prior to final decisions and recommendations being made. Having “all voices being heard” is a significant part of the mission and process of the Haines We the People group. Jackson demonstrated how public officials can effectively incorporate such a policy in our community. We hope other public officials take note and continue this excellent process.